First Alert: Dry for the remainder of the weekend but storms could impact northern areas on Monday

First Alert Weather 9p 5-2-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - WHAT TO EXPECT OVERNIGHT AND TOMORROW: The sky will remain mostly clear overnight, with temperatures tumbling into the 60s. The dry weather will continue for the remainder of the weekend, with sunshine tomorrow, and highs back in the middle 80s. We will have a southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.

THE NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN AND STORMS: We will be tracking a cold front that will stall over far north Alabama on Monday. Most of our area will remain dry and we’ll continue to enjoy pleasantly warm weather for the start of the week. However, we will include a chance for rain and storms over our northern counties. Some of our data is indicating a complex of storms will be moving southeast late Monday and these storms could impact portions of Etowah and Cherokee Counties Monday night. If these storms do mange to reach our northern counties, I can’t rule out damaging wind gusts or hail producers. So I’d be weather alert for the possibility of storms in areas along the 278 corridor.

Tuesday will be a very similar day, with a chance for a shower or storm to the north. Most of our area will experience partly to mostly sunny weather, with highs in the 80s. It will become breezy as another cold front impacts the state Tuesday night. This will bring a slightly better chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm to the entire area Tuesday night, as the cold front crosses Alabama. This system will be followed by slightly cooler weather and another period of dry weather for Wednesday and Thursday. Daytime temperatures will remain closer to average; however, we will experience a cold start Thursday morning, with lows in the upper 40s in many locations.

FIRST ALERT FOR RAIN AND STORMS LATE WEEK: We will be tracking a cold front later in the week that will bring a chance for rain and storms late Friday. This system has the potential to bring a more organized line of rain and storms to the area and this will exit the state during the early morning hours on Saturday. We will need to keep an eye on this system for a potential for stronger storms, especially across areas to the southwest. The good news is this system should leave us with dry weather for next weekend but we could experience a big drop in temperatures. Long range guidance is hinting at some unseasonably cool air returning to the state, with possible highs in the 60s, and lows in the 40s next weekend. I will share more specifics in my forecast starting at 5PM on WBRC Fox6. I will also post our updated forecast on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. You can download our app for free by searching for WBRC in your app store.

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